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University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business PMBA ranked 25th in Nation

Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the Daniels College of Business Professional MBA program No. 25 in the U.S. and No. 5 in the Southwest Region. The only Colorado business school to be ranked, the Daniels Professional MBA (PMBA) program for working professionals moved up from being ranked No. 53 nationally and No. 8 regionally in 2009. 

“In 2009, Daniels redesigned its PMBA program,” said Daniels Dean Christine Riordan. “We placed mid career professionals into cohorts of other high caliber classmates to enhance their learning experience and provide the strong personalized network base they desire.  We also added a required nine-day international travel seminar because today’s global business environment requires a working knowledge of the interdependencies of international commerce and its effect on society.”

Academic quality is a measure of six equally weighted measures: average GMAT score, average student work experience, the percentage of teachers who are tenured, average class size in core business classes, the number of business electives available to part-timers, and the percentage of students who ultimately complete the program. Post-MBA outcomes rank is based on the percentage of student survey respondents who say the program was “completely” responsible for them achieving their career goals. More information about the ranking can be found at


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